Partners for the Arts & Community


Your Community Arts Center

ArtWorks! develops and supports community through educational partnerships, classes, exhibitions, and outreach programming.  ArtWorks! hosts a number of ever-changing artists, distinguished speakers, and highly-motivated educators  that will get you as excited about art as we are. We are YOUR community arts center.  Come learn, create, and grow with us.


608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Monday – Friday 9-5 Office Hours

384 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740
Tuesday – Saturday Gallery Hours 12-5

Upcoming events on February 20, 2014: 

Film Event at 384 Acushnet Avenue, Filmmakers Don Burton and Tommy Whalen will be presenting scenes from there latest film collaboration project based on the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.  The event will take place from 6:00-7:00 PM
Author’s Night at 608 Pleasant Street, Baker Books invites you to join author Lynne Cullen for a reading from her new release” Mrs. Poe” Cullen’s work of historical fiction about Poe’s wife explores the love triangle of Poe and his wife and mistress.   The event will take place from 6:30-8:00 PM.


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ArtWorks! Outreach programs include creative collaborations with New Bedford\’s public schools, free after school arts programs for kids & teens, workshops with residents of the Veterans Transition House, a free early literacy program for children from 0-3, and many others. ArtWorks! seeks to serve local artists through exhibitions in our galleries, representation in our artists\’ market, and through educational and professional development initiatives. Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to ArtWorks! Your donation goes a long way to ensuring that ArtWorks! can continue to provide innovative ways to serve the community.


Members are the core of ArtWorks! They offer support and advice on programs, exhibits, and events. Members receive discounts on workshops and classes at ArtWorks! as well as increased commission on gallery sales and deals at local businesses. Members make ArtWorks! New Bedford’s community art center.

Corporate Members

First Citizen’s Federal Credit Union
Slocum Design Studio
St Annes Credit Union
Humphrey, Covill & Coleman

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Giving Levels



Community Foundation of SEMA


The Trustees of New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! invite you to A GARDEN PARTY On the Cove Date: Friday, July 25 Time:5:30-8:30 Place: 77 Piney Point Road, Marion Hosts: Marilyn Whalley & Chris Makepeace Chairs: Kathy Dinneen & Sandra Hewitt Cocktails, Hors D'Oeuvres, Live Music, Silent Auction, Raffle


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384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740 or call 508-984-1588

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